James Cuming Campbell

M, #7297, b. 1881, d. 11 Jun 1935
Birth*1881 Footscray, VIC, Australia, #B16622 [par Edward CAMPBELL & Annie Smith CUMING].1 
Marriage*23 Oct 1907 Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Stewart. VIC, Australia, #M8844.2
 
Marriage-Notice*30 Nov 1907CAMPBELL-STEWART. -On the 23rd October at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev John Murray, James Cuming, eldest son of Edward Campbell of "Keith House," Yarraville, to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Captain John Stewart of Williamstown. At home 4th and 5th prox. at "Craigdhu," Meadow street, Balaclava.3 
Residence*bt 1918 - 1985 Strathearn, St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, holiday residence. 
Land-UBeac*2 May 1918 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7), 39 St Georges Road. Transfer from James MacDougall to James Cuming Campbell. 7a 3r 15p.4 
Death*11 Jun 1935 St Kilda, VIC, Australia, #D4659 (Age 54) [par Edward CAMPBELL & Annie CUMING].5 
Death-Notice*12 Jun 1935CAMPBELL - On the 11th June (suddenly) at Craigdhu 6 Meadow street East St Kilda, S2, James Cuming dearly beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth (Cis), and loving father of Jim, John, Mollie, Annie and William aged 54 years. (Private interment.)
CAMPBELL -A tribute to the memory of our friend and employer James C Campbell of 6 Meadow Street, East St Kilda -Loved by all. Inserted by the staff and employees of C. F. Duncan Pty. Ltd.6 
Land-UBeac*11 Aug 1937 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7), 39 St Georges Road. Transfer from James Cuming Campbell to Mary Elizabeth Campbell. 7a 3r 15p.7 

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia8

Newspaper-Articles

  • 21 Jan 1932, One of the worst bush fires in the memory of the oldest residents occurred here on Friday and Saturday, when a devastating fire swept over the district. On Friday, a fire, which had been burning in the scrub, fanned by a strong north wind, menaced the residence of Mr. McMillan, and in response to a call for help, about 50 men were soon engaged in a fierce fight to save the house and outbuildings. This they managed to do, and the fire then jumped the main road and threatened the residence of the Misses McLean; a break was burned, and the house was safe. On Saturday morning another fire commenced near Miss McLean’s boundary fence, and soon the residences of Messrs. Blair, Boker and Gilpin, and a number of others were in danger. A large band of willing workers managed to save the houses, but unfortunately they could not save the fine lemon orchard of Mr. McMillan, which was destroyed, also a week-end residence of Mr. Harkins. The heat was so great when the place got alight that it was im possible to get near it. In the after noon a sudden change of wind to the south caused the township to be menaced, and a desperate call for help was sent out, and in reply volunteers from Berwick, Narre Warren and Dandenong came to augment the local Bush Fire Brigade, until there were over 200 men, under the direction of Constable Barrett, and other leaders, engaged in the desperate effort to save the homes of Madame Montigue, Messrs. McBride, McDonald, Harvey-Smith, Rev. T. Greenwood, Robinson, J. Campbell, Major Campbell, Miss Elliott, J. Deville, C. Ellis, Claydon, Wright, Binding and Brown. The worst fight was at “Kyogle,” Mr. McDonald’s house; at one time it was felt that this fine residence would go, but the determined fight put up by the willing workers saved it. Here it was that anxiety was felt for one band who had become surrounded by flames, but they managed to get clear, although some of them succumbed to heat and smoke after getting out. The fine garden and plantation of Major Campbell was swept by the fire, despite the efforts of the workers, and hundreds of pounds worth of valuable plants and trees were destroyed, and the fine house was only saved by the superhuman efforts of the fire fighters. Miss Elliott’s house got alight, and part of the roof had to be stripped off before the fire could be put out. Mr. Ellis had the fence and pavilion attached to his tennis court destroyed, and the fire swept through his orchard, only being stopped within a few feet of the house. The house of Mr. Wright was saved by burning a break, as was Mr. Brown’s house and lemon orchard.
    On Sunday afternoon a small fire developed in Salisbury Gully, but it was soon got under control; whilst this was being put out an urgent call for help came from “The Towers,” Mr. Berglund’s property. A large body of men were rushed out, and the fire was got under control before very much damage was done. On Sunday a fire, which had started on the Saturday in Cordner’s Gully, crossed the Officer rd., and threatened the orchard of Mr. F. Love, but it was kept out, and, with the exception of the loss of some fencing, not very much damage was done.9
  • 12 Jun 1935, OBITUARY - Mr. James Cuming Campbell
    A wide circle of friends will regret to learn of the death of Mr. James Cuming Campbell, of Craigdhu, Meadow street, East St. Kilda, which occurred suddenly yesterday morning. Mr. Campbell, who was aged 54 years, was managing director of Edward Campbell and Sons Pty, Ltd., structural engineers. He was at his office all day on Monday, and he did not become ill till early yesterday morning. He was born at Yarraville, and attended the University High School. Later he joined the staff of the Royal Bank, and he became manager of its branches at Ballarat, Bendigo, and Footscray. Eventually he joined his father's business, and on the death of his father, about three years ago, he became managing director of the firm. Mr. Campbell was keenly interested In many branches of sport, and several racehorses have run in his colours. He was the owner of Polly Speck, Meadow Man, Stamen, and St. Valorey. He sold St. Valorey last week. He was a member of the V.R.C., V.A.T.C., Moonee Valley, and other racing clubs. He was also interested in the Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, and presented a memorial clock to Grimwade House. He had a country home at Beaconsfield Upper, where he spent most of his week-ends. He kept a number of horses there, and did a good deal of riding in that district in the winter. For swimming in the summer months he had a pool constructed in the gardens. Mr. Campbell was a brother of Councillor Edward Campbell, of the Melbourne City Council, and of Mr. B. Burns Campbell, dentist, of Collins street. He leaves a widow and five children.
    The funeral will arrive at the Brighton Cemetery to-day at 3.15 p.m.10
  • 13 Jun 1935, There was a large attendance of sportsmen and business-men yesterday at the funeral of Mr James Cuming Campbell, managing director of Edward Campbell and Sons Pty Ltd who died at his home in Meadow street East St Kilda on Tuesday. Mr Campbell, who was aged 54 years, was the owner of several racehorses. After a service had been conducted at Mr Campbell's home by the Rev E Ashby Swan, the funeral left for the Brighton Cemetery. The chief mourners were Messrs E Campbell and R Burns Campbell, brothers of Mr Campbell and Messrs J C, W G and J S Campbell, his three sons. He was surived also by a widow and two daughters. Arrangements were made by W G Apps and Sons Pty Ltd.11

Citations

  1. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  2. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Nov 1907, p13.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3745-926 - James MacDougall to James Cuming Campbell of 106 Victoria Street Carlton Manager.
  5. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  6. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Jun 1935, p1.
  7. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3745-926 - James Cuming Campbell to Mary Elizabeth Campbell of "Craigdhu" 6 Meadow Street East St Kilda Widow.
  8. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, https://billiongraves.com "Brighton Cemetery."
  9. [S218] Newspaper - The Dandenong Journal (1927-1954) "21 Jan 1932, p4."
  10. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Jun 1935, p6.
  11. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 13 Jun 1935, p10.
Last Edited17 Mar 2019

Mary Elizabeth Stewart

F, #7298, b. 1881, d. 28 Jun 1973
Married NameCampbell.1 
Birth*1881 
Marriage*23 Oct 1907 Spouse: James Cuming Campbell. VIC, Australia, #M8844.1
 
Marriage-Notice*30 Nov 1907CAMPBELL-STEWART. -On the 23rd October at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev John Murray, James Cuming, eldest son of Edward Campbell of "Keith House," Yarraville, to Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Captain John Stewart of Williamstown. At home 4th and 5th prox. at "Craigdhu," Meadow street, Balaclava.2 
Residence*bt 1918 - 1985 Strathearn, St Georges Road, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia, holiday residence. 
Widow11 Jun 1935Mary Elizabeth Stewart became a widow upon the death of her husband James Cuming Campbell.3 
Land-UBeac*11 Aug 1937 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7), 39 St Georges Road. Transfer from James Cuming Campbell to Mary Elizabeth Campbell. 7a 3r 15p.4 
Death*28 Jun 1973 Armadale, VIC, Australia, #D15067 (Age 92) [par John STEWART & Mary SMITH].3 
Land-Note*2 Oct 1973 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7), 39 St Georges Road: Mary Elizabeth Campbell died on 28 Jun 1973 - probabte of her will granted to James Cuming Campbell of 12 Pearson Grove Caulfield Company Director John Stewart Campbell of 3 Jessamine Avenue Windso Company Director and William George Campbell of 224 Queen Street Melbourne Solicitor.5 
Land-UBeac*21 Mar 1974 PAK-66 l/p 1265 (part Lot 7), 39 St Georges Road. Transfer from Mary Elizabeth Campbell to James Cuming Campbell, John Stewart Campbell, William George Campbell, Annie Smith Campbell. 7a 3r 15p.6 

Grave

  • Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, VIC, Australia7

Newspaper-Articles

  • 5 Jan 1939, Holiday Home for Years
    At "Strathearn," which has been the holiday home of Mrs. J. C. Campbell, of Meadow-street, East St, Kilda, and her family for the past 23 years, a family party of 16 was held during the holidays, and included Mrs. Campbell, her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Ferguson; another son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs, Jack Campbell, Miss Anne Campbell, Mr. Bill Campbell and Mr. Fred Rowlands. Usually the swimming pool at "Strathearn" is a centre of great attraction in the holidays, but this year it is dry.8

Citations

  1. [S3] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913.
  2. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 30 Nov 1907, p13.
  3. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  4. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3745-926 - James Cuming Campbell to Mary Elizabeth Campbell of "Craigdhu" 6 Meadow Street East St Kilda Widow.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3745-926 - Mary Elizabeth Campbell died on 28 Jun 1973 - probabte of her will granted to James Cuming Campbell of 12 Pearson Grove Caulfield Company Director John Stewart Campbell of 3 Jessamine Avenue Windso Company Director and William George Campbell of 224 Queen Street Melbourne Solicitor.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 3745-926 - James Cuming Campbell of 12 Pearson Grove Caulfield Company Director John Stewart Campbell of 3 Jessamine Avenue Windso Company Director and William George Campbell of 224 Queen Street Melbourne Solicitor and Annie Smith Hood of 14 Jessamine Avenue Windsor Married Woman are proprietors as tenants in common in equal shares.
  7. [S337] Index of monumental inscriptions/burials, https://billiongraves.com "Brighton Cemetery."
  8. [S16] Newspaper - The Age The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), Thu 5 Jan 1939, p3
    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205959493
Last Edited18 Mar 2019

Emily Edith Beresford

F, #7307, b. 5 Apr 1848, d. 26 Jun 1926
Married NameGraham. 
Birth*5 Apr 1848 Glenorchy, TAS, Australia. [par Joseph BERESFORD & Bridget STEVENS]1 
Marriage*6 Sep 1877 Spouse: William Graham. Northcote, VIC, Australia, #M2884.2
 
Marriage-Notice*12 Sep 1877GRAHAM-BERESFORD. -On the 6th inst., at Northcote, by the Rev. J. S. Waugh, William Graham to Emily Edith, third surviving daughter of the late Joseph Beresford, Esq., of Dudley, Tasmania.3 
Widow23 Jan 1892Emily Edith Beresford became a widow upon the death of her husband William Graham.4 
Land-UBeac*2 May 1900 GEM-C-39. Transfer from William Graham to Emily Edith Graham. 19a 2r 17p.5 
Land-UBeac*10 Sep 1903 GEM-C-39. Transfer from Emily Edith Graham to William George Lucas Spowers. 19a 2r 17p.6 
Death*26 Jun 1926 Wellington, New Zealand, #D2544 (Age 73.)7,8 
Death-Notice*28 Jun 1926GRAHAM. —On the 26th June at private hospital, Wellington, N.Z., Emily, relict of the late William Graham, of Melbourne.7 
Probate (Will)*25 Aug 1926 209/582.9 

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, jenniged02012011 - Owner: jenwren48.
  2. [S1] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888.
  3. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 12 Sep 1877, p1.
  4. [S9] Free BMD. Index. Online @ https://www.freebmd.org.uk/.
  5. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-408 - Emily Graham of 57 Rose Street Armadale Widow.
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1098-408 - William George Lucas Spowers of Toorak Road South Yarra Gentleman - C/T 2949-796.
  7. [S11] Newspaper - Argus 28 Jun 1926, p1.
  8. [S10] New Zealand Government Birth, Death & Marriage Indexes.
  9. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), files not online.
Last Edited18 Mar 2016
 

NOTE

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